First Derivatives (FD) is a software and services company with world-leading intellectual property in ultra-high-performance analytics (Kx) across industries, with extensive domain expertise and capabilities in capital markets systems and technology (managed services and consulting).
Kx technology addresses one of the largest and most demanding challenges in analytics, namely how to capture and analyse data to make real-time decisions in a world where data volumes generated by markets and machines are increasing exponentially, and existing technologies fail due to technological or commercial limitations.
Kx is widely adopted throughout the financial industry, at banks, hedge funds and exchanges, where it is employed across a range of data-intensive arenas, from high-frequency trading to regulatory compliance.
Kx also powers our MRP Prelytix digital marketing platform, enabling subscribers to identify and engage with potential customers earlier and more effectively, using predictive analytics. With this pedigree, Kx is expanding into other industries, such as manufacturing, automotive and energy, which are challenged by the increase in data and the need to make rapid, informed operational decisions.
Managed Services and Consulting
FD provides a range of services worldwide to its clients in the capital markets sector, focused on supporting mission-critical systems as well as helping them to achieve and maintain regulatory compliance. These services can be delivered by operating either from the client site or on a near-shore basis (or adopting a hybrid approach).
Clients include many of the world’s leading banks with FD supporting their activities across a range of operations including credit, interest rate, foreign exchange, equity, cash and derivatives markets. For more than 20 years FD has built a reputation for client-centric delivery that has enabled consistent growth from a growing base of repeat revenue.